USES OF THE EROTIC: 
EROTIC AS POWER

USES OF THE EROTIC: 
EROTIC AS POWER

How do you showcase Audre Lorde
in a way that reflects the power of her words?

How do you showcase Audre Lorde in a way that reflects the power of her words?

“Now, there are many kinds of power - both the ones we use and the ones we do not yet use, acknowledged or otherwise.”


My own experience to contextualize and process Audre Lorde’s recording of her 1978 delivery of Uses of the Erotic: Erotic as Power during the Fourth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women seemed to mirror Lorde’s description of one’s rediscovery with the erotic — one that created a sense of validity and understanding within myself.

Along with my personal excerpts,  Within the medium of film utilizing Lorde’s audio, I wanted to capture an authenticity and agency from my actors, and thus my cinematography was directed by the actors’ instructions.

These instructions were in addition to the lowered position I put myself in, which visualized their figures as a source of power. Along with these images, their figures were juxtaposed against the ocean, a domain of innate power.

Direction and Videography: Reginald Lin
Actors: Azeb Guesh and Hannah Yi

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Selected Works

MIASMAApp Development

MIASMIC RECALLExperience Design

SALIENCYVisual Communication

CONDUITS.INFOInteractive Performance

NEPANT(LA)App Development

AGERIÓInstallation

THE FRIENDLY SOUNDVisual Communication

Made with care by Reginald Lin in 2018.